USC Grad Sara Joe Wolansky brought her food truck documentary “Wheels: An American Dream” to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and that’s where I ran into her. As I’m a bit of a foodie, I checked out the film asap and then asked her to be on the podcast.
Here’s the trailer to the film:
Topics discussed include:
Have we reached peak Food Truck?
Are Food Trucks a “white people” thing?
Wolanksy’s resume, including USC and Harvard
Finding subjects through Kickstarter
Her crew and how few you need to shoot
Favors are the currency at USC
Finding Lawrence Fama from Tapa Boy Truck
Why to never start a foodtruck in the fall
A critique of Chef and foodtruck reality vs. Hollywood
Stalking Roy Choi of Kogi Truck
Are food trucks a L.A. tradition?
Are there British food trucks?
What would Sara Joe’s food truck be like?
The food truck porn shoot
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